UNMC receives $5.5 million grant to launch mobile simulation initiative in rural Nebraska
High-tech trucks to bolster training opportunities for advanced trauma, cardiac life support
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has received a $5.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to use mobile, high-tech simulation trucks to provide training opportunities on life-saving procedures for rural emergency medical providers and hospitals.
The Simulation in Motion Nebraska grant includes the purchase of four, customized mobile simulation training trucks and 20 high-fidelity patient simulators (manikins) that will be available to rural emergency medical services, hospitals and universities for training on advanced trauma and cardiac life support.
The trucks are valued at about $500,000 each and the manikins are valued at almost $900,000.
The grant will help fund program operation for three years. Private funding, partnerships, fee for services and state and federal grants will be sought to sustain the project after the first three years.